If you’ve got an NVIDIA SHIELD tablet, you need to grab that thing immediately and check its Settings, because NVIDIA has issued a voluntary recall on its tablet over concerns that some could cause a fire.
NVIDIA is issuing a recall on SHIELD tablets produced between July 2014 and July 2015. The company says that the battery included in certain versions of the SHIELD tablet can overheat and cause a fire hazard. To check if your tablet has a bad battery, follow these steps:
NVIDIA is replacing all of the affecting SHIELD tablets. If you’ve got a “Y01” model, you may want to ensure that your data is backed up. Once you activate your new tablet, your old one will be remotely deactivated and made unusable.
A tablet battery overheating and starting a fire could cause a lot of damage, both to your home and you if you’re near it, so you NVIDIA SHIELD tablet owners should check your device’s battery as soon as possible. At least NVIDIA is making it easier to register your device by building the recall app into its software.